Cinzia Forasiepi Faculty Profile
Cinzia Forasiepi


Phone: 707-664-2085

Office: Stevenson Hall 3096F

Office Hours: by appointment

Curriculum Vitae

Cinzia Forasiepi

Lecturer, Department of Literacy Studies and Elementary Education

Courses Taught


I joined SSU/SOE in 2004 as a lecturer.

Before teaching for the LEEE department, I taught for six years at the University of Victoria, Victoria, Canada. At the Hispanic Studies department I taught first and second year Italian, and in the community education Italian program.

After moving to California I was the director and instructor for the Italian language program of the Italian Cultural Center in Santa Rosa.

I have a B.A. and Masters in Political Science, a B.A. in Translation from Italy. I have a Masters in Reading and Language from Sonoma State University. I have a doctorate from the University of San Francisco in International and Multicultural Education (and Second Language Acquisition).

I have worked as a professional translator for French, Italian and English for numerous years in Italy, Canada and U.S., and for the Italian and French Consulates.


  • BA Political Science
  • BA Translation
  • MA Reading and Language
  • Ed.D Second Language Acquisition/Multicultural

Research Interests

  • Linguistics
  • First and Second Language Acquisition
  • Immigration Issues
  • Multicultural Education
  • Literacy Learning and Teaching
  • Teacher Education: Supervision and Assessment (PACT)
  • Human Rights Education

Academic & Professional Experience

  • Italian instructor at the University of Victoria, Canada;
  • Community Education Language Instructor
  • Translator
  • Lecturer, LEEE Department at Sonoma State University